‘HUE Animation: Accelerating creativity in schools all over the world’*
Stop motion animation has been around for many years. But previously it was only for the few and they were mostly professional movie makers. Now there are many easy-to-use software products available for children which can introduce them to the world of film making. By using a USB camera or visualiser the images can be captured instantly and edited in real time. Children can see the results of their efforts in a very short time.
The uses for stop motion animation in the classroom are endless. Fostering the 21st century skills of creativity, collaboration, and critical thinking. Stop motion animation elicits a high engagement from students as they plan, execute, and present their creations. It can be used across the curriculum in any subject where students will be developing both creative and digital literacy.
With HUE Animation and the click of a button, students can start animating anything from a favourite toy, Lego figures, clay creations to a 2D drawing. They can then edit their creation, add sound, text, and special effects where they like, or they can delete or fix any errors.
“This is a fantastic resource which we have used in our school for several years. It has been instrumental in raising standards in a range of curriculum areas. Pupils are inspired and motivated and thoroughly enjoy making their own films and animations. Staff use them daily to model/display pupil work/lesson objectives and exemplary work.” P Moran Headteacher Lionel Primary School.
* Taken from an article entitled ‘Accelerating Creativity‘ A Case Study by HUE published in Innovate my School Guide 2017/2018